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 VIRTUAL REALITY

FOR SENIORS

 

This project has currently been postponed to March 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.

This VR program offers seniors, especially those living with cognitive degeneration, 360-degree experience of their place of birth, favourite tourist area or activities that they are too old to physically participate in, such as hiking or diving.

Through these VR experiences, we aim to improve the quality of life for people with dementia by helping them recall past memories, reduce aggression and improve interactions with caretakers, all of which further provides a richer and more satisfying quality of life.

Key Objectives of the program

  • Engage with the world in ways they never thought possible

  • Reconnect virtually with people, places and events from their youth

  • Promote socialization and verbal interaction to improve communication

  • Stimulate memory and cognitive skills

Senior home Partners

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CHATS

Aurora

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St Andrews

United Church

Markham

Unionville

Sunrise Senior

Living

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Markham

Aaniin Community

Centre

Through the course of the program over 135 senior participants will get the opportunity to combat challenges arising from dementia through the use of Virtual Reality. The program will be run in three cohorts of 13 weeks each. Our participant / mentor ratio will be 3:1 allowing our participants and mentors to get comfortable with each other, as well as allowing for personalised VR experiences.

Program Modules

Explore Nature
Module 1
MEDITATION
Module 2
Art with VR
Module 3
Active Living
Module 4
Back to Job
Module 5

The program will benefit the following categories of seniors

  • Seniors within the LGBTQ2 communities

  • Seniors living with disabilities

  • Seniors from the Official language minority communities

  • Seniors belonging to ethno-cultural groups or members of visible minority groups

  • Newcomer and Refugee seniors

  • Low income seniors

Address: 53 Barnwell Dr. M1V 1Z1 Toronto 

Email: contact@newstep4u.com

Phone number: 1.833.959.1373

Hours: 9 a.m to 6 p.m

 

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